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Jordan emanated joy and love wherever he went. Last Thanksgiving we had the opportunity to share his joy and love at our local children’s hospital, CHOC. The Cline Family knows what it’s like to watch your child fight for his or her life in the ICU. Even more difficult is to be a family in the hospital during the holidays, when you feel intensely isolated from the rest of the world. For the staff, it can be emotionally difficult to bear witness to what these families go through.
Jojo’s community gathered together in November 2019 to create 40 Thanksgiving baskets (both in person and virtually), for the families in the pediatric intensive care unit in the hospital. These baskets were a labor of love, with 22 intentional items included; to encourage, bring hope, and a moment of joy to these families on Thanksgiving. On November 27, they were delivered to the CHOC pediatric intensive care unit and were received with grateful tears. Both the families and staff were deeply impacted by the gifts and the experience. The staff commented how touched they were to be a part of the gifting of the baskets and were encouraged by the cards they received from the families in the ICU (custom cards were provided in the gift baskets for families to sign and give to a chosen care provider). We look forward to you coming alongside us to make 50 Thanksgiving Baskets this year.
Live Fully Family Experience
Raising and caring for a child with chronic healthcare needs is an intense, demanding, emotional journey affecting all members of the family. The hours are long, the schedules are complicated, the emotional and mental fatigue is relentless, and a state of survival is often the norm. The sheer demands and stress of this journey can cause the family unit to be stretched thin. Our goal at the Live Like Jojo Foundation is to provide families with a "Live Fully Family Experience". This is an opportunity to make a special memory together; to share in an experience that provides a space of connection, joy, and out-of-the-ordinary fun! A family experience could be a family day at the park, a family horseback ride at a local ranch, or an in-home family night (take-out dinner, games, puzzles, crafts, paints/canvas). Each family is unique, and their experience will seek to reflect their specific needs. To record these moments, with the family's permission, a photographer will capture an hour of the experience to provide the family with tangible images they will treasure for a lifetime. The need is great, the opportunities are many, and the impact will be lasting and significant.
On September 13, 2020, TEAM LIVE LIKE JOJO will be walking for the CHOC WALK to honor the legacy of Jordan “Jojo” Kalua Cline, a child whose seven years of life were lived with more intention, passion, positivity, and purpose than most of us will live with in an entire lifetime! He touched and impacted countless souls for eternity – truly, to know him was to love him.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 for “TEAM LIVE LIKE JOJO”, to make a positive and profound impact on the lives of children still in the battle. As Jojo profoundly affected those around him, our desire is to reflect that and to do a grand amount of good on his behalf. CHOC hospital will utilize these funds for improvements to provide the highest level of care not only to patients, but to the families as well. We as a community, are both honored and compelled to make a significant difference in the lives of those around us, just as he did in all of our own lives. We will continue his mission, to LIVE LIKE JOJO, and ask that you join us in this endeavor.
If you would like to make a donation to the CHOC WALK (TEAM LIVE LIKE JOJO), please go to www.chocwalk.org.
All donations are tax deductible. CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The CHOC Children’s Hospital Tax ID number is 95-6097416. Thank you for helping us continue to honor Jojo’s life and legacy.
The CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland® Resort brings the community together for one single goal - to raise funds for health care programs, education and research for Southern California's kids. With your favorite Disney® characters cheering you on, celebrating children has never been so fun!